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Trail Conditions Report - July 15, 2019


Urban Interface Trails

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Animas Mountain Good
Dalla Mountain Park Good
Horse Gulch TrailsGood
SpurLine Trails at Three SpringsGoodHwy 160 towards Mercy Hospital; turn right at first round about and follow Wilson Gulch to the Spurline Trailhead.
Twin ButtesGood
Durango Dog ParkGood

Fort Lewis Trail System

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Sky StepsGood Updated 6.10

Horse Gulch Trails

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Progressive Ridge: SnakeCharmer, Milky Way, Medicine TrailsGoodTrailwork taking place on Rocky Road and Down N Out. Please be aware.
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Hermosa Creek Trail System

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Big LickGoodTrails 2000 saw team and friends cleared Big Lick on 6.28.
CastleRockGood7.7 Trail Reporter Tom states: Castle Rock to Elbert Creek
smoothest I have seen it in years, very few snow patches up on top and a few downed trees, dry otherwise, creek crossing at bottom rideable or rope bridge, big log gone but log jam under rope is usable 416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion
Dutch CreekGoodDutch Bridge is out
416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion.
Elbert CreekGood7.7 Trail Reporter Tom States: Castle Rock to Elbert Creek smoothest I have seen it in years, very few snow patches up on top and a few downed trees, dry otherwise, creek crossing at bottom rideable or rope bridge, big log gone but log jam under rope is usable (near Needles Store)
Goulding CreekGoodCows are on Goulding.
416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion
HermosaGood7.7 Trails 2000 crews finished clearing downed trees on the balance of upper Hermosa Creek. Trees will continue fall so plan your trip not to be up there on breezy days or in the afternoons. This is a post burn area and very unpredictable.
Upper Hermosa Creek RoadGoodYou'll encounter water crossings on the trail. Trees will continue fall so plan your trip not to be up there on breezy days or in the afternoons. This is a post burn area and very unpredictable.
Bolam PoorWe have reports of avalanche debris blocking Bolam. Still snow and mud on Hotel. Photo to right is the upper Hermosa Road crossing on way to Bolam/Hotel
HotelGoodPhoto to right is the upper Hermosa Road crossing on way to Bolam/Hotel
Jones CreekGoodMotos cleared over 40 trees.
416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion. 78 downed trees, 200-400 hazard trees
Little ElkGoodTrails 2000 crews cleared Little Elk. Difficult way finding. 416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion
Pinkerton FlagstaffGood416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion

West Cross CreekFair416 Fire Damage: Enter at Your Own Risk. Down trees, hazard trees, erosion

Colorado Trail System

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Lower Colorado Trail to Gudys Rest (Junction Creek)GoodTrails 2000 crew removed CT and Hofheins downed trees.
Dry ForkGoodTrail Crew cut 40 trees out of Dry Fork Hofheins Loop
Hofheins TrailGood Trail Crew cut 40 trees out of Dry Fork
High PointGoodTrail Crew cut 40 trees from Dry Fork to High Point.
Log ChutesGood
Log Chutes Westview LoopGood
Wall's Gulch BridgeGoodTrails 2000 crews cleared all trees up to Champion Venture (at upper Junction Creek road) Very thick brush between High Point and the bridge that we will clear in the coming weeks.
Kennebec PassFairUpdated 6.29, LaPlata Canyon access has four avalanches from Columbus Basin to the Pass; you can hike around them to Kennebec.
Taylor Lake (by Kennebec Pass)FairUpdated 7.15, Trail Report from Baker: The road up LaPlata Canyon is open within 1 1/2 miles of Kennebec pass. I estimate it will be open the last day of July. From the top to Taylor Lake has some patchy snow and is muddy. I did this hike 7/13/2019. The first picture is the road to the top.TaylorLake

Champion Venture to High PointGoodClear: Thanks to Trails 2000 sawyers
CT from White Creek to Cascade Bridge (up Engineer Mountain Trail)PoorUpdated 6.29
CT Rolling Pass to Bolam PassPoorUpdated 6.29
CT Cascade bridge to Slide Rock Saddle and CT from Cascade bridge south to BolamPoorUpdated 6.29
CT Hotel Draw Rd to Cape of Good HopePoorUpdated 6.29
CT from Big Bend to the overlook trail off the Cape of Good HopeFairUpdated 6.29: Adopters Rob and Jodi cleared the trees. CT section 27.2 between big bend to the overlook. Snow drifts in trees are 6+ feet deep. A few weeks until melted.
CT Indian Trail Ridge to KennebecPoorUpdated 6.29
Sharkstooth (from Taylor Lake) to Bear Creek into RicoPoorUpdated 6.29
CT at Molas PassPoorUpdated 6.29
Molas to Cascade (via Engineer Mountain Trail and Engine Creek)PoorUpdated 6.29
CT Section 27.2 : FS Road 564 to Grindstone Trail IntersectionPoorUpdated 6.29
CT Hillside ConnectFairUpdated 6.29
Salt Creek from 145 (non Wilderness)GoodUpdated 6.29
Scotch Creek Good
Bolam Pass RoadPoorUpdated 6.29
Avalanche debris blocking road
Stony PassFairrUpdated 7.14
Blackhawk

PoorUpdated 7.14
Coral DrawUpdated 7.14

High Country Trails

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Purgatory and area trails (Divinity Flow Trail)

GoodUpdated 7.14
Andrews LakeGoodUpdated 7.14
Bear Creek (from CT to Mineral Creek)
PoorUpdated 7.14
Crater Lake
PoorUpdated 7.7. Trail Reporter Baker says: trail is mostly covered in snow and very difficult to even follow it. A few of the creek crossing are tricky to cross Andy a bit dangerous. The Lake is still frozen. There are only a few trees across the trail.
Cascade
PoorUpdated 7.14
Cascade Creek Trail West
FairUpdated 7.7 High Water
Cascade Creek EastGoodUpdated 7.7. Trail Reporter Mark states: East side trail is in great shape with some mud in the usual places, meaning the steep switchback section about a mile in.
Coal Creek FairUpdated 6.29
Deer Creek FairUpdated 6.29
Engine CreekPoorUpdated 6.29
Engineer Mountain TrailFair7.7 Trail Reporter Doug states: There is still an impressive amount of snow on Pass Creek and Engineer Mountain trails above 11,000ft. The entire saddle area still holds 2-4ft of snow. The snow lines starts shortly after heading into the woods above Coal Bank Pass and quickly becomes continuous. Photo taken afternoon of July 6.
GreysilPoorUpdated 6.29
Pass CreekFairUpdated 7.7: Trail Reporter Doug states: There is still an impressive amount of snow on Pass Creek and Engineer Mountain trails above 11,000ft. The entire saddle area still holds 2-4ft of snow. The snow lines starts shortly after heading into the woods above Coal Bank Pass and quickly becomes continuous. Photo taken afternoon of July 6.
Spud LakeGoodUpdated 7.14
Purgatory FlatsFairUpdated 6.29
Haviland/Chris ParkGoodUpdated 7.14

Missionary Ridge Trails

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Burnt Timber RoadGoodUpdated 7.14
Missionary Ridge GoodTrails 2000 cleared 40 trees on Missionary. Road OPEN #682 - OPEN (lower to Wallace gravel-pit)
First ForkGoodUpdated 7.14
Haflin CreekGood
Red CreekGoodUpdated 7.14
Trails 2000 cleared trees
Stevens CreekGood
Youngs CanyonGoodUpdated 7.14

LaPlata Canyon

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LaPlata CanyonGoodLa Plata Canyon (County Road 124) - OPEN to Columbus Basin
Silver Peak in LPCGood7.7: Trail Reporter Laura states: Made it to top. Crossing la plata river (creek?) Was a bit high. Mid thigh and it rose to hip on way back. Approach was from la plata city campground. Two track up was fine. A handful of downed trees to go around. Some snow travel, but able to stay on top for most part.

Silverton Trails

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Engineer Pass (Silverton) Alpine Loop from Cinnamon Pass GoodUpdated 7.11: Engineer pass is now OPEN to Lake City, Corkscrew to Ouray. Must go through Hurricane & California pass to get to Engineer Animas Forks closed due to snow and avalanche debris
Elk Creek (Wilderness area)PoorUpdated 7.7
Avalanche slides in three areas, 2 miles up from Animas River. PLUS a 4th slide from the Continental Divide and the Animas River is flowing up high making for a difficult crossing.
Highland MaryFairUpdated 7.14
Ice LakesPoorUpdated 7.14, Thanks to Trail Reporter Baker: On 6/22/19 Ice Lake trail has heavy avalanche debris near the start and lots of snow 1/4 of the way to the lower basin. The lower basin is almost completely cover with 2 to 3 feet of snow. The upper basin has 4 to 5 feet of snow and the lake is still now covered. South Mineral Road - #585 Five campgrounds along South Mineral Road (Forest Road #585/County Road #7) are CLOSED for visitor safety due to potential flooding. This is due to an unusually large snowpack remaining above 12,000 feet, which will continue to contribute to unusually high water flows.
Molas LakeFairUpdated 7.14
Chicago BasinFairUpdated 7.14:
Trail Reporter Christie says: 2 July 2019: We went up Needle Creek trail past the junction for twin lakes to the “back” of the basin where the trail crosses Needle Creek before heading up Columbine Pass. There were two large debris falls on the trail, but they were passable without issue as much of the snow seems to have melted. There was one gentle snow crossing with no gear needed. Needle Creek was very high and fast. We didn’t attempt to cross at any point. PLUS SJMA reports: https://sjma.org/chicago-basin-trip-report/
Needle CreekFairUpdated 7.7
Trail Reporter Christie states: 2 July 2019: We went up Needle Creek trail past the junction for twin lakes to the “back” of the basin where the trail crosses Needle Creek before heading up Columbine Pass. There were two large debris falls on the trail, but they were passable without issue as much of the snow seems to have melted. There was one gentle snow crossing with no gear needed. Needle Creek was very high and fast. We didn’t attempt to cross at any point.

Surrounding Area Trails (Phils, Sand Canyon, etc.

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Alien Run (off 550 south, near Aztec)GoodUpdated 7.14
Boggy Draw
GoodUpdated 7.14 Trail Reporter Craig says all good after prescribed burn
McPhee Overlook TrailsGoodUpdated 7.14
Calico TrailGoodCLOSED from North End but the balance of trail is open acess from West Falls Creek road OR Midway Eagle Peak trail or Taylor Mesa Road. Check Lat 40 map for details
Farmington Trails: Pinon MesaGoodhttps://www.mtbproject.com/trail/6139682/farmington-pinon-mesa
Geer Natural Area (Cortez)GoodUpdated 7.14
Lake NighthorseGoodUpdated 7.14
MountainviewGoodUpdated 7.14take 550s, turn on Navajo Dam Road and park by go cart pull out
Rico Area Trails FairUpdated 7.14
Phil's World (Cortez)GoodUpdated 7.14
Sand Canyon (Cortez)GoodUpdated 7.14
Photo Credit: John Fitzpatrick
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Telluride trails on the Uncompahgre National Forest (ski area trails to open late June)GoodUpdated 7.14

Vallecito Area Trails

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Vallecito Lake TrailGoodUpdated 7.14
East Creek at VallecitoFairUpdated 7.14 High water
Lake EileenFairUpdated 7.14
Lime Mesa, City Reservoir, Endlich Mesa, Johson CreekFairUpdated 7.14
Emerald LakeGoodUpdated 7.14, Trail Reporter Baker says "The Pine River trail up to Emerald Lake is in great shape. The stream crossing are easy and there is very little mud. Beyond Emerald lake to Moon Lake has some tricky water crossing and avalanche debris. I did this hike on 7/14/2019."
Cave BasinFairUpdated 7.14
Pine River Trail (Bayfiled)GoodUpdated 7.14
Trail Reporter Baker says:"The Pine River trail up to Emerald Lake is in great shape. The stream crossing are easy and there is very little mud. Beyond Emerald lake to Moon Lake has some tricky water crossing and avalanche debris. I did this hike on 7/14/2019."
Pine-Piedra TrailFairUpdated 7.14
expect standing water on trail
Middle Mountain @ VallecitoGoodUpdated 7.14
Gravel Rides: Texas Creek, CR 234, 235, etc.Goodhttp://www.mapmyride.com/us/bayfield-co/texas-creek-loop-route-109041743
USFS Roads/Gates See Comments to the RightGoodEast Vallecito Road - #603 - Open May 1
Fosset Gulch - #613 - Open May 1
Junction Creek Road - #171 - Open May 1 to the Overlook
Lange Canyon - #132 - Open May 1
Lower Hermosa Road - #576 - Open May 1
Missionary Ridge Road - #682 - Open May 1 to Wallace
Relay Station - #743 - Open May 1
Sauls Creek - #608 - Open May 1
Spring Creek - #537 - Open May 1
Junction Creek RoadFair6.24 Landslide at Mile Marker 15-16 making road single land and difficult to pass by vehicle and need to walk bike around it, road section below slid, too. Photos to right.
USFS Camgrounds: View Link to the RIGHT for CURRENT ConditionsGoodhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5362505
USFS South Mineral CampgroundsClosedFive campgrounds along South Mineral Road (Forest Road #585/County Road #7) are closed for visitor safety due to potential flooding. This is due to an unusually large snowpack remaining above 12,000 feet, which will continue to contribute to unusually high water flows.

 

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